AT&T Aspire Accelerator

 

 

Technology is empowering teachers, inspiring students to achieve, removing barriers to graduation and preparing today’s learners with the skills they’ll need for the jobs of tomorrow. The 2019 AT&T Aspire Accelerator $1 Million Skills Building Challenge connects the entrepreneurs who are leading the way with the resources they need to drive exponential change in addressing today’s skills gap.  

Boston, MA

 

AllHere replaces outdated responses to chronic absenteeism with an online attendance improvement operating system that identifies barriers to attendance, delivers personalized interventions and analyzes the results.

Brooklyn, NY

 

UPchieve (501(c)3) provides free 24/7 STEM tutoring to underserved high school students, offering late-night homework support and test prep to help motivate them to finish high school and pursue rewarding careers.


Kansas City, MO

 

Boddle Learning helps teachers identify learning gaps and differentiate their students’ learning styles quickly and accurately, using gameplay to boost student engagement and capture more actionable data at the same time.


Minneapolis, MN

 

UR TURN drives student and parent engagement through a goal-setting and progress-mapping tool with a visualized tracking dashboard. Setting and achieving goals correlates to college and career readiness.


Brooklyn, NY

 

Cognitive ToyBox saves teachers up to three hours per week, shortens the feedback cycle from assessment to instructional adjustment and enables more objective data collection through a game-based assessment platform.


New York, NY

 

WeThrive (501(c)3) helps teachers increase classroom engagement, real-world learning and future-readiness by creating student-run companies that earn real revenues through a web and mobile app.


Madison, WI

 

Sidekick Education (501(c)3) uses artificial intelligence to reinvent the high school internship as an in class project, so any classroom can help close the STEM skills gap.


Fort Worth, TX

 

WildCards serves as a low-cost, easy-to-use electronic programming product designed to help students learn about coding, electronics and engineering while developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


 

 

Aspire Investment
$100,000 AT&T Aspire investment and an additional $25,000 to cover costs associated with the program.

 

 

National Platform
Be a part of the broader AT&T Aspire initiative, which is committed to driving innovation in education and skilling on a national scale.

 

 

Customized Program
Access to expertise, services and relationships tailored to each organization throughout the 4-6 month program.

 

 

Flexible Location
No relocation necessary. Unlike other accelerators, an organization does not have to move to participate in the Aspire Accelerator.

 

 

Mentorship
Connect with AT&T and external stakeholders from the education and technology ecosystems.

 

 

Resources
Receive access to a dedicated Entrepreneur in Residence, UI/UX design services and opportunities to participate in education conferences.

Latest AT&T Aspire Accelerator News

 
 

Alumni

 

 

 

Charles Best

Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org

Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code

Elizabeth Corcoran

Co-founder and CEO, EdSurge


Nancy Lue

Strategy and Operations, Advanced Education Research and Development Fund

Daniel Lurie

Founder and CEO, Tipping Point Community

Ramona Pierson

Director of Product Management, Amazon

Sebastian Thrun

Founder, President and Executive Chairman, Udacity

 

 

 

Mentor Network


This network supports the AT&T Aspire Accelerator program, its entrepreneurs and shares AT&T’s mission for social impact across the education sector.
Below are some of our current members.

 

Ashley Beckner

Venture Partner – Education at Omidyar Network 


Craig Peters

CEO at Awasu Design


Debbie Stauffer

Executive Coaching and Advisory 

 

Diana Stepner

Vice President – Product Management, Learning Applications

 

Ian Lotinski

CTO, LearnZillion

 

Jeff Livingston

CEO, EdSolutions

 

Julia Stiglitz

Partner, GSV AcceleraTE Fund

 

Kwame Anku

Chairman and CEO, Black Star Fund 

 

Maria Choi

Founder and CEO at Raise for Good 

 

Rohan Wadwha

Associate, Exceed Capital Partners